Core Module Information
Module title: Visual Anthropologies

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09127
Module leader: Louise Milne
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The course introduces both classic and contemporary work and techniques in visual anthropology, documentary film, photo-journalism, experimental and avant-garde film. You will explore various methodologies and theoretical issues that underlie and structure the use of the camera as an interpretative tool for examining cultures. Seminar themes may include examples from: History and Theory of Ethnographic Film-making; Biography and Narrative Structure; Oral and Folk Culture; Representation of Space and Time; Ritual and Performance; War and Conflict; Postcolonialism; Death and the Dead.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of and critically reflect on appropriate research methods for a research topic;
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of the principles, principal theories, concepts and terminology of visual anthropologies;
LO3: Practice routine methods of enquiry that demonstrate some advanced analytical and critical skills;
LO4: Communicate clearly and contribute effectively to peer discussions and reviews;
LO5: Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments in assessments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Milne
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1,2,3,4,5,6 4-10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 65 1,2,3,5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD09127 Visual Anthropologies